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Advances in Steel Structures (ICASS '99). Proceedings of The by SL Chan and JG Teng (Eds.)

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For clarity, it is helpful first to study the gradient alone, before recombining the effects of the gradient and a uniform rise into a realistic distribution. The temperature differential leads to thermally induced bending or to thermal bowing (Eqns 2-4 apply again). The differential induces either bending moments or additional deflections or both in the slab. Where the bending moment causes cracking, the stiffness again declines and encourages post-buckling large displacement effects. 8 ~ - ~ cold: c o n t r a ~ ..

8. The model has been calibrated against experimental data from an extended test program forming part of the research project (Wheeler, Clarke and Hancock, 1995). Of the three types of end plate behaviour considered in the stub-tee model (thick, thin and intermediate), the paper recommends that the end plate connections be designed to behave in an intermediate fashion, with the connection strength being govemed by tensile bolt failure. Thin plate behaviour results in connections that are of very ductile and exhibit extremely high rotations, while connections exhibiting thick plate behaviour are very brittle and may be uneconomical.

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